Jesse Williams might be best known Dr. Jackson Avery to “Grey’s Anatomy” fans, but he’s also an outspoken commentator on civil rights. When he’s not playing a doctor on television, Williams regularly tweets on his personal social media account.

Williams had plenty to say on Monday night after turmoil erupted in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray. In some of his Twitter posts Williams addressed his followers, in others he proposed questions to netizens and he also offered his thoughts about rioting.

He discussed “white culture” and said that rioting was not something that was uniquely “black.”

The unrest in Baltimore has not officially been termed a “riot”; authorities also did not say that the people involved in the clashes were Freddie Gray protesters.

Baltimore Police Department spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said "outrageous criminals" had turned peaceful demonstrations violent. “This afternoon a group of outrageous criminals attacked our officers,” he said. “Right now we have seven officers that have serious injuries, including broken bones and one officers who is unconscious.”

Thirty-five people were arrested Monday after the conflict began, the Baltimore Sun reported. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is "deploying every resource possible to gain control of this situation” and set a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It will remain until May 4.

“What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing,” she told a news conference. “I’m a lifelong resident of Baltimore. Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who in a very senseless way are trying to tear it down.”

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